Are you suffering with back pain? Sciatica? Ankylosing spondylitis? Guess what? You are not alone. Thinking about seeing the doctor? Do you need a scan? Mood starting to drop due to the pain? Watch this video about low back pain which could just be the best 10 minutes you could spend to learn more about your back pain and what you could do!
So what can you do if you suffer with back pain to help you ?
29% of patients with back pain at Haughton Thornley Medical Centres have access to their records and can review what their doctor or nurse has advised them, check the results of any tests they have had including blood tests or scans they may have and and letters from their physiotherapist or orthopaedics surgeon or others to help them understand their condition better now! (Correct on 27th April 2014)
Haughton Thornley Medical Centres feel patients can greatly benefit from the resources above to help with your back pain. Remember often back pain can resolve itself if you follow some of the advice your doctor or nurse provides or some of the helpful information that we have provided above. Even if you are still in pain, there is a lot you can do by following the simple, easy advice. The pain toolkit helps people with long-lasting pain too.
Here is a little reminder on the difference between negative self-talk (which often keeps people feeling low and as though nothing can change) to positive spin to help us think things differently!
Movement is the best medicine!